The TV series that gripped the nation earlier this year is making an almighty comeback... as a novel
Broadchurch is returning to our lives next year, as a novel. It’s been confirmed that the TV show that gripped the nation earlier this year will be turned into a crime novel, as the global rights to the story have been picked up by the Little Brown Book Group.
The novel will be co-written by the award-winning show’s screenwriter Chris Chibnall and psychological thriller author Erin Kelly. The pair promise to reveal perviously unseen material on the existing plot, which will delve far deeper into the lives and backstories of each character. Meaning all those questions that were left unanswered at the end of the series are about to be brought to light.
Chris Chibnall tells us: ‘The day after Broadchurch finished, a woman stopped me on West Bay beach and asked me “When’s the book coming out?”. Now I have an answer! Even better, we have one of Britain’s best psychological thriller authors at the helm. I’ve loved Erin’s work for a long time now: her writing is beautiful, emotive and suffused with tension. From the moment I first read her gorgeous insights into a world and characters I thought I knew well, I was hooked and desperate to read more.’
The show secured a whopping 9 million viewers and became a huge media talking point as audiences attempted to guess the identity of a young boy’s murderer in a small Dorset town.
It’s rumoured that David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for a follow-up second series next year.And breathe.
The novel will be published in August 2014…
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